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Israel Court Sentences Eilat Resident to Seven Years in Jail for Treason

A 33-year-old resident of Eilat, who owns a yacht–the Calypso–was sentenced today by the Jerusalem District Court to seven years’ imprisonment on charges of high treason.

The yacht-owner, Yehuda Bachar, was found guilty of transmitting information of a military nature to an embassy of one of the Arab countries in Ethiopia while on a voyage to that country with cargo from Israel. The court prohibited the publication of the name of the Arab country to which the information was forwarded.